Thursday, December 9, 2010

Magistrate Judge Brown Refuses to Sanction Plaintiffs!

I guess that's good news?

Read the order and see for yourself:
Interestingly, and not surprisingly, the response starts with attacking the Court and then jumps into the argument made at the hearing.  The first paragraph of the order to which this is a response begins with the fact that "[N]o law has been cited for the filing of "objections" to a hearing...." and "[T]o the extent the Court construes same as motions (sic) again they violate Local Rule 7.1(a)(1)".  This is totally ignored in the response.  Apparently things like following the law and the local rules take a significant backseat to ranting and raving and attacking the Court.  Nonetheless it is those very rules and laws that govern our practice and procedure.

The ranting includes using a statement made by the Court after the plaintiffs filed their objections to the hearing (in D.E. 1094) as justification for the filings they made before any such statement was made!
It goes on (downhill?) from there.


Anonymous said...

That's the hot wet smack of justice!

Anonymous said...

From: Brown, Joel
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:53 PM
To: All Judges JAs and Court Staff
Subject: Judge Pineiro

I am deeply saddened to inform you that our dear friend and colleague, Judge Roberto Pineiro has passed away.

Judge Pineiro served this community with the utmost distinction since being appointed to the County Court in 1989 and again to the Circuit Court in 1996.

Judge Pineiro will be remembered for his strong work ethic and unfailing devotion to justice. His legacy will always remain steadfast in the hearts and minds of our entire court family and so many others whose lives he has touched during the past two decades.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. We have all lost a true champion and a pillar of justice.

This is a very sad day.

Judge Joel H. Brown

Anonymous said...

This judge is an embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

Or a genius.

Anonymous said...

That Order is really very bad. I was discussing it with a colleage who is conviced it was written by a law student clerk and not Judge Brown. I can ONLY hope so! If there is any redeeming quality to this blog, a federal judge will read this and tell Judge Brown to either (1) stop letting clerks draft these orders or (2) stop drafting the orders himself.

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